Directed by Viggo Mortensen
John (Viggo Mortensen) lives with his partner, Eric (Terry Chen), and their daughter, Mónica (Gabby Velis), in California, far from the traditional rural life he left behind years ago. John's father, Willis (Lance Henriksen), a headstrong man from a bygone era, lives alone on the isolated farm where John grew up. Willis is in the early stages of dementia, making running the farm on his own increasingly difficult, so John brings him to stay at his California home so that he and his sister Sarah (Linney) might help him find a place near them to relocate to. Unfortunately, their best intentions ultimately run up against Willis’s adamant refusal to change his way of life in the slightest.
"A masterful family drama taking a compassionate view of a father whose faults are impossible to ignore."
“Lance Henriksen gives the performance of his career.”
“A beautifully controlled drama about age, memory and forgiveness.”
Winner: Best Film – San Sebastián International Film Festival
Official Selection: Sundance Film Festival, Toronto Film Festival, Zurich Film Festival
Cinematographer Marcel Zyskind